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One of VUVI AS's ROVs. (Image: DNV GL)

"World First": Remote In-water Ship Surveys via ROV

survey.“Working in a modern world, with technologies allowing us carry out a bottom-survey without deviation or off-hire, we are really enabling a huge potential for efficiency and environmentally friendly solutions,” said Thorbjørn Dalsøren, General Director of Wilson Ship Management. "We trust this will be adapted to several more of our operations, taking advantage of digital solutions.”“VUVI AS has since the company was founded in 2013 focused on in-water survey of vessels as one of the company’s core services,” said VUVI CEO, Frode Rø

Image: Semtech Corporation

Semtech, Wilhelmsen, TTI Team-up for Maritime IoT

; long range, low power and a strong, open ecosystem,” said Jon Helge Ulstein, Senior Project Manager at Wilhelmsen.Ulstein added: “This new system is expected to benefit our customers immediately and is a step towards autonomous vessels and industry 4.0. Spearheaded by Wilhelmsen’s ship management division, this new IoT platform will be utilized to deliver, among other things, digital condition monitoring, asset tracking and logistical applications. This goes hand in hand with the group’s onboard app store project, ShipOS, headed by RaaLabs.”Traditionally, sensor data on ships

Glomar Vantage (Photo: Bibby HydroMap)

Bibby HydroMap Charters Glomar Vantage

Bibby HydroMap have taken the 56-meter DP1 survey vessel Glomar Vantage on charter from GloMar Shipmanagement BV.The vessel will initially provide support to existing operations before becoming available for new projects in the first quarter of 2020.Bibby HydroMap CEO Gary Collins said, “The charter of the Glomar Vantage puts the company in a strong position going into 2020. We are delighted to be working with Glomar Shipmanagement and look forward to a successful project.”Glomar Shipmanagement CEO Klaas Weij said, “We are excited to embark on a term charter with Bibby HydroMap and

Pic: Saab Maritime Traffic Management

Saab Supplies PMIS to Port of Pascagoula

optimal support and a better capability to meet the port’s future needs.“It was time for us to upgrade our current software from Saab that we had been using for the past 14 years", said Joe Abston, Finance Manager of Port of Pascagoula."With the newer software, we expect our ship management and billing processes to become the most streamlined that it has ever been by providing time saving measures and accuracy for accounting and reporting data. It is really important to have a software that fits your port rather than your port having to fit the software. We look forward to getting

V.Ships Leisure has been appointed as ship management company for REV Ocean, the world’s largest research and expedition vessel.

(Photo: REV Ocean)

V.Ships Manages REV Ocean Expedition Ship

Norwegian ocean research organization REV Ocean has appointed V.Ships Leisure as ship management partner for the world’s largest research and expedition vessel.V.Ships Leisure, part of V.Group, will provide a tailored suite of ship management services for the new vessel, which is scheduled for completion in 2021. The ship will be equipped for conducting research that covering the whole of the marine ecosystem using advanced technology developed by Norwegian knowledge clusters and will be used for innovative research expeditions exploring issues such as the impact that carbon dioxide emissions

Photo: MAN Energy Solutions

MAN in Global Service Deal with Wallem

from MAN PrimeServ, MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division. MAN PrimeServ will manage the contract from Hong Kong in close cooperation with a network of over 100 global PrimeServ hubs.Wallem currently has over 200 vessels under asset management, operating from its head office in Hong Kong and ship-management hubs in Singapore, Hamburg, India and Cyprus. The agreement covers over 580 units of MAN Energy Solutions’ equipment aboard the diverse Wallem fleet that includes tankers, containerships, bulk carriers and vehicle carriers.Frank Coles, CEO Wallem Group, said: “Our strategic

Photo: Damen

Damen: Tandem Seismic Vessel Repairs in Amsterdam

(DSAm). For eight of those days the two 106-meter vessels were in the yard’s 250-meter drydock no.4 in a tandem arrangement to maximize the efficiency of the yard's resources.The twin SX120 type seismic research vessels were built by Ulstein Verft in Norway are owned by CGG Eidesvik Ship Management AS, a joint venture between Eidesvik Offshore and CGG. The primary reason for their visit to DSAm was to have a series of repairs and upgrades as well as their hulls cleaned and repainted. The repairs and upgrades included maintenance on the propeller nozzles of both vessels and, by tenting

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Shipping Companies Recognized for Efforts to Save Whales

their participation in the 2017 vessel speed reduction program: Mediterranean Shipping Company; Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.; Polar Tankers Inc.; Celebrity Cruises Inc.; Hamburg Sud; ExxonMobil Corp.; Evergreen Marine Corp.; CSL Americas; Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd.; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.; OSG Ship Management Inc.; Tesoro Far East Maritime Company.; Chevron Shipping Company LLC.Awards were presented by William Douros, Western Regional Director of the Office of the National Marine Sanctuaries; Greater Farallones Superintendent Maria Brown; and Dan Howard from Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Shipbuilding: Keppel Bags Order for Van Oord Dredgers

; "We are pleased to work with Keppel on these modern and environmentally-friendly dredgers which will strengthen our mid-class dredger fleet as well as our presence in the region. Last month we already launched our first LNG powered crane vessel," said Jaap de Jong, Staff Director, Ship Management Department at Van Oord. "The TSHDs will be the first LNG hopper dredgers in our fleet. We look forward to this partnership with Keppel as we adopt LNG as a marine fuel to reduce our global carbon footprint."   TSHDs are mainly used for dredging loose and soft soils such as sand

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